Co-founder, Board Member, Executive Director - Light Warrior
Jane Martino is renowned for developing thriving businesses, having founded and built one of Melbourne’s best known communications agencies, Undertow Media, subsequently acquired by the Bastion Group of companies. She was recognised as a finalist in the Telstra Young Business Women’s Awards in 2005.
While managing her business and raising three children, she became a published author, selling 72,000 copies of her series of Thank You books. She also founded the fundraising platform ‘Shout for Good’ that was acquired by ANZ Bank in 2015. She is currently the Executive Director of Ventures at Light Warrior, on the Board of Melbourne Football Club and Launch Vic and is Advisor to tech start up TRIBE.
Through her work and co-founding Smiling Mind, Jane has been able to combine her love of young people and meditation to create a modern approach to mindfulness that young people will more easily adapt into their hi-tech, busy lifestyles. The aim of Smiling Mind is to assist young people to cope better with some of the stresses they experience today, and help them embrace virtues that she believes are important in life: resilience, gratitude, happiness and giving back to the community.